Nun, 3rd Top Himalayan Peak during 2010-14

Contents | Adventure Travel Blog Magazine | Nov-Dec 2015

Asian, Australian, and European mountaineers attempted Nun twenty-two times during the study period, making it the 3rd popular peak. However, there were no expeditions from Africa and Americas.

Geography

Location: Nun stands on the border of the Suru and the Zangskar valleys in Western Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir.

Altitude: 7,135 meters / 23,545 feet

Feature: Razor sharp east ridge

Milestones

1902-1952: Explorations and attempts

1953: First Ascent by Bernard Pierre (M) and Claude Kogan (F) from France

1971: First Indian Ascent by Lhatoo and Penzo Dorjee, M.S. Gill, Rawal Singh, and S.S. Singh.

1982: First Alpine Style Ascent by Germans

1987: First Ladies Expedition by Japan

 

Vantage Points

  • Parkutse La
  • Sanko to Panikar Trail along the Suru River
  • Thangbu village

 

Highlights of 2010-14 

Asian, Australian, and European mountaineers attempted Nun twenty-two times during the study period. The twelve mountaineer countries organized twenty-two expeditions in 586 days (1.61 Years). The Indo-Irish joint expedition took the shortest time (11 days) to complete the expedition, followed by Delhi expedition (15 days) and French (18 days). Estonian expedition took the longest time (33 days).

More than three fourth expeditions were foreign. The foreign mountaineers attempted the peak every year during the study period. However, Indian climbers attempted the peak in 2010, 2013, and 2014 only.

The 2013 Year received maximum number of expeditions (6 | 27.3%).

Half of all 22 expeditions were unsuccessful.

Success rate of Indian expeditions was poor (20%). But success rate of foreign expeditions was more than 50%, an impressive show.

 

Nun in Jammu Kashmir, the 3rd Popular Himalayan Peak during 2010-14

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